Services at the Sidlaghatta Branch:

These are the mental health services offered at the Sidlaghatta Branch. Since 2004 we have proactively taken care, awareness-raising and support services to a rural population estimated at 150,000 people. We offer a friendly, caring environment and the support of qualified staff. Please read the following information carefully.

If you would like more information about these services please contact us.

These life-changing services are free for the clients – there are no other specialized mental health services operating in the 28 Panchayats of Sidlaghatta Taluk we serve. This is an expensive project for the charity to run. If you would like to help us continue this important work please Support us

 Service  Beneficiary  Details 

 Monthly Camps on 2nd Tuesday and last Sunday of the month

 “PRAGATHI” Rural Branch,C/O Government General Hospital,Sidlaghatta – 562105, District:Chikkaballapura, Karnataka Mobile:+91 90365 01940 /+91 94482 49761 Email:

 People Suffering from mental illness in Sidlghatta Taluk  Provides free medical consultation and distribute one month supply of free medication during each camps.Registeration fee: Rs 50.00
 Day Care Centre “PRAGATHI” Rural Branch, C/O Government General Hospital,  Sidlaghatta – 562105, District:Chikkaballapura Mobile: +91 9845062116 / +91 9448249761 Email:  Day Care for people suffering from mental illness in Sidlghatta Taluk Vocational training like Dupion silk re-reeling & lacing the thread, tailoring, carpentry etc. Fee Structure: Free
 Outreach Programme  Primarily rural population Community programme to sensitize and spread awareness about mental health and problems related to it.
 Community Awareness Programme  Different groups of people in the 28 panchayat of the Sidlghatta Taluk Increase general awareness related to mental health and illness.
 Formation of Carer’s groups  Parents / guardians To encourage healthy discussion and for sharing the problems.
 Identification of new cases   All the villages of the Taluk are visited by the Outreach Worker to gather information from village leaders and the community to identify the patients suffering from mental illness.
 Follow-up of Drop-out and irregular cases   by Parent/Gurdian(one time payment on admission)

Admission to the Day care center of Richmond Fellowship Society (India) Sidlaghatta Branch facility is made on the basis of recommendation by the treating psychiatrist. The suitability of person for admission is assessed by a Clinical Admissions Committee. The family should apply in the prescribed form available on request and also on line.

In order to be seen by the psychiatrist at the out reach clinic of RFS(I) Sidlaghatta, the patient has to be registered.

Applications and registration can be completed at the monthly camps/ Clinics

Currently the Day programme and the outreach camps are running in the Government Hospital of Sidlaghatta.